Trending hashtags legit had risks of abuse. But they're only a lens over toots that are already in the FTL, over which plenty of mod tools are available, and you could even make pre-screening necessary for trending. Instead the discussion became about how nobody really wants this feature and I'm just "pulling off wings from insects for fun".

I see some kinda discourse is still going and people are eager to misinterpret anything i say, but the feature got taken out before it got into any production release and could actually harm anyone.

And I'm frustrated because i think it could have done a lot of good too and there were ways to make it work that were not heard.


Like @esplenio I also thank you @Gargron that exists.

I think the debate about shows 2 things: 1. People care about Mastodon, and 2. Mastodon is growing.

Thus, it is now the perfect time to think about future governance improvements and
community management structures. Different than meritocracy, actually creates a community. That's why it needs particular forms of governance.

I tried to summarize solutions/requirements here 👍


I agree but I think the time to think about community governance is a week from now...
@Gargron @esplenio

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